Restaurant Reviews

Ormeggio: Restaurant review

Ormeggio

Address

d'Albora Marinas
The Spit
Mosman, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Thu-Sun noon-3pm
dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm

Prices

4 courses $89;
6 courses $129

REVIEW

There's some rigmarole to endure before the appearance of actual food at Ormeggio – and that's after the eager diner has already had to wander through a boat showroom to find the restaurant, a small, quietly glam room overlooking the waters of the The Spit from a marina. Four or six courses? Extra canapés? The optional truffle and pecorino tagliatelle? What about that whole other menu of Spanish food? This is a menu with asterisks and bolding. Service is well meaning and well drilled but doesn't manage to make it a smooth ride. A pity, really, when many of the modern Italian dishes (and the Spanish, too, for that matter) are so smart – the buttons of pasta filled with fine parmesan crema and dusted with roasted malt, say, or white asparagus, the tips grilled, the stems cut into an elegant Manchego royale. More focus could go a long way here.

Phone:
(02) 9969 4088

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Alessandro Pavoni & Victor Moya

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.